Disney continues to do their part to help us get through self quarantine by streaming Illuminations from Disneyland Paris as well as bringing musical magic to ABC with their Disney Family Singalong all while enjoying the delights of a homemade Dole Whip thanks to the publication of their famous recipe.
In entertainment news we are seeing other networks get in the spirit of bringing casts of favorite shows together us with the casts of Glee, SCTV, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Jesus Christ Superstar all to keep us entertained at home during these challenging times. AMC is prepping a chatshow with Jeffrey Dean Morgain and his wife Hilarie Burton Morgan that will give us another option for quarantined programming. And for horror fans out there you can now take a virtual tour of Dracula's Castle in Transylvania thanks to Google.
We also have a couple of really good fresh Insightful Picks of the Week that will help you get through your social distancing challenges.
insightful podcasts, informative hosts insights into a podcast network. Welcome to Inside Scinto Entertainment. A podcast. Siri's taking a deeper look into entertainment and media. Your hosts, Joseph and Michelle Whalen Ah, husband and wife team of pop culture fanatics are exploring all things from music and movies to television and fandom.
Welcome to Insights and Entertainment. This is Episode 61. Whipping up the Streams. I'm your host, Joseph Whelan. And my vibrant and energetic co host today is Michelle Raylan.
Oh, hi, everyone.
How are you doing today, sweetheart?
So far, so good.
So this is what Week? Three in isolation?
No, this is the end of week four.
End of week four. Well, it's been a long yeah,
because three weeks of school and then spring break spring break up, stay
home. And don't log into group clash.
Right? Basically, even though she did ah, couple of times just to make sure, uh, yes, I will be starting week, Week five.
I guess So. I mentioned that because the just of the stories that we have today, like much of the entertainment industry, is how to cope with being stuck at home. Eso in Disney Detective, We have, uh, some Disney family sing along news will be talking about, uh, then Disney has shared the coveted Dole whip recipe for you to make it home. Now it's one of your favorites when we're in the parks. Absolutely. They will also be streaming illuminations from Disneyland Paris, which is one of our favorite in park shows.
This is actually totally different one, though it's not the same.
Really. That should be more interesting. Uh, no Star Wars news this week. I'm kind of bummed about that.
And there really wasn't anything. We you know, most of the stuff was either stuff that we've already talked about. Anything really new, You
know, that's good. That means disease, not screwing star wars up anymore. This week. Ah, in entertainment news, we have several popular CASS getting together. I guess we could say
Yeah, yeah. Um, first streaming at home, things basically what everybody is doing. So,
uh, uh, AMC has a new chat show that they're prepping with Jeffrey Dean Morgan from walking dead, which we just I love him. He's Jenner's. Yeah, Hillary Burton. Morgan would have she from
She was in one tree hill. It's his wife. Okay, so I didn't know that they got married just this past year. But they had been together for
we didn't get invited.
No, we didn't pay. Invitation got lost in there somewhere
on. And then we could take a virtual tour of Dracula's castle, which you know everyone loves to do, right?
I d'oh, I would love dio.
Then we have, obviously are insightful picks of the week s. So there should be another show to help you get through your social distancing and self quarantining isolation, E states. Sure. Uh, we're ready to get into it. Sure. All right, let's do it for Disney, Detective.
So Disney had announced during this week that they will be doing the Disney family sing along on Thursday, April 16th from 8 to 9 on ABC. It will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and will feature a unbelievable lineup of celebrities and their families who were taking Disney songs and performing them in their homes with their families. So, you know, again everybody's home, you know, at this time. Anyway, So here, here's something fun to do. Um, you know, with the kids. Um, so you know, Michael Boo Blay. Christian Chenowith. Uh, Josh Dad. John Steam owes Amber Riley. You know the list goes on and on of, of all the celebrities that are going to be doing this, and I'm sure there'll be more surprises along the way. So the president of ABC Entertainment had said, Ah, if there's anything that we've learned in the last few weeks, it's to cherish every moment and the importance of connection, whether through laughter stories or music, we hope that we can create some new, unforgettable moments in everybody's homes in a way that only the magic of Disney can. So I thought that was kind of sweet. They did say that during the show they'd be having different P essays, Um, featuring talent from across Disney television while Disney television to raise awareness about feeding America's vast networks. Ah, and resource is for people in the country who are finding themselves in tough circumstances. Um, and you know, if you need, if you are able to donate to feeding America dot org's, they're gonna have you no links during during the show as well. So that's
you know, I think that's pretty cool. I think it's it's nice that they are during the things that need to be done in order to get us through. The times that were in the one thing that I think is interesting are the challenges of doing this right. You know, we we podcast from our home studio here, and for the most part, when we're here and our guests are here, um, it's pretty straightforward, but we had a couple of instances that we've had to bring in people remotely using Skype er or whatever we use. And there are very unique challenges that that poses from a production stand. Yeah, so I can only imagine the difficulty of trying to produce something like this where you're bringing multiple people in from multiple locations using a variety of equipment, just audio balancing everything gotta be challenging.
Well, and that was, you know, a couple weeks ago, Elton John had hosted the one show very similar various different celebrities. And basically, it was everybody had, you know, sent in, you know, a video to him. The one performance that was actually really kind of cool to see, um, was the Backstreet Boys, because each one of them was in their own house. And they must have you know, they each recorded it separately, but yet still kind of, you know, together. And, you know, obviously it took timeto, you know, to put it all together, you know, to produce it. So it's interesting, Um, you know, to see that, even like
all your all your talk shows now view Good morning, America. Live with Kelly and Ryan,
Talking dead. You know, all your shows are all doing home traditions, you know, which is which is difficult because not everyone has. You know, when you even like, you know, we've been experimenting the last couple of weeks with different equipment in here, right? Right. Um, and when you bring in equipment, that's not match. It requires very different techniques in order to mixture video and mixture audio and make sure everything is bounds. Everything sort of flows together, And that's what I have complete control over everything. I can only imagine the difficulty that that producers have in keeping things well together. It's such a mon Janice environment.
One of our local, uh, morning radio shows that I listened to the presidency of show. They have so three of the people in on the morning show we're actually in the studio and two of them are working from home. The one person if you were to listen she sounds like she's in the studio like her equipment, but the other one his is His setup sounds horrible, and he knows it does. You know, it's just he's working with what? You know what he has. So you know, I could only imagine. And that's a live show where, as you know, all of these other things you know, for the most part or or pre taped and, you know, so you can kind of put it together a little bit better. But when you're putting on a live show and dealing with all of these challenges, I can't even you can't
get away with a lot when you're doing a talk show for
right, right when you're doing music. Oh, absolutely.
It's not nearly as forgiven
Well, on Dhe, one of the one of the band's musical groups that we enjoy straight No chaser. They're on a cappella group, so it's not even, you know, like tuning the musical instrument. And they've been posting videos on their instagram on Dhe Facebook page, and they were actually showing bloopers because there's nine of them in the groups that they're in a zoom meeting and it's and they're all in different towns and states, you know, across the country. And, you know, just watching the blooper of them getting in tune like, Hey, do you hear me? Can you not hear me? Let me try. Go into a different room, You know? Not some of them have a studio set up like this, and some of them are just in their bedroom, you know? So
you also figured in a situation like that where you've got nine people in different parts of the country, Not only you're dealing with hardware issues, you're dealing with the physical limitations of the network, where you have Leighton see like
like the speed of light on Lee goes so fast when you're transmitting packets over the Internet. So somebody who's trying to communicate from California to the shows there's a there's a set amount of time, and for that you have to take that now. Thea Other thing that's worth noting. Um, there's a shortage of equipment right now, Wayne, we were very fortunate in that the equipment that we use here was purchased almost all of it prior to the crisis. Yeah, Yeah, s so I didn't have any problem getting any of this. But even right now, getting a webcam is very difficult to do home streaming and stuff like that. So much so that one of the security camera companies that we have here for our home security company called wise they released a special firmer because their cameras are still available because they're manufactured in the United States. So they're not pulling from the from the Asian market. And they released a firmware that allows you to flash their cameras and turn them into a webcam, right, Right as a as a means of helping people work from home situation. Which, by the way, are wide camera here camera for a wise camp that I flashed. Yeah, it's a wise campaign that I flashed. That's the one we were playing around with last week. I was very impressed with it, but you know, just all these different ways of trying to compensate for this because it's tough getting microphones. It's tough getting webcam. That's tough getting mixtures. So even if you didn't have a studio at home prior to It's getting progressively more difficult to get the equipment to set one up, even if you wanted to write, right? So we were very fortunate that we had everything in place before this whole crisis hit. Yeah, so But I again, you know, my hat goes off to the technical crew that behind the scenes crew who produces different story streaming shows, it's a monumental task to do. You know, it's challenging under ideal circumstances, nearly impossible under these distributed circumstances. Yeah, yeah, kudos to behind the scenes crew, so tell us amount Dole with
So Disney has shared its classic Dole whip recipe. So now, time to go out and try and get your ingredients if you can find them, if you can get to the store. So last week, they actually hadn't released the sure oh, recipe, um which a lot of people you know when and started making sure owes, uh, and it was a pretty basic, you know, recipe and whatnot. But now this is the one that, you know, everybody has been trying to copy for so long. You always saw different hacks and whatever, but Disney actually had posted it on the Disney Parks app, and it was actually a kn illustration that they had kind of like instagram story explaining how easy it was to make the soft serve treat. Um so real simple. It's four ounces of apple juice. I'm sorry, pineapple juice, two cups of frozen cubed pineapples and then a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. That's that's pretty straightforward. That is totally it. You put it in a blender, and then, you know, if you have a piping bag to make the swirl, obviously you can. But, you know, if not, then you know, just scoop it out. Now we're fortunate there's a local ice cream place not too far from us that is actually open during all of this. And they actually do serve Dole Whip. And they actually have the pineapple flavor. And I think they usually have a raspberry flavor because there's actually multiple flavors of this. Disney just only has the pineapple version, so I thought this was kind of, you know, cool again. Another thing you know, to kind of help you Ah, you know, through through this difficult time, make yourself a tree. Um, one of the cute things you know, talking about Instagram is one of the Hashtags homemade Disney. If you put that hashtag in, you will find hours upon hours of people doing these homemade videos. There have been a couple of stories that have popped up of There was the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. There's like 10 different haunted mansion rides. Somebody did it. It's a small world, you know. So there's all these cute little you know some did Tower of Terror, even if it's
funny seeing the creative side of people come out under the
surface where they lay their stuff
creating rides to recreating family vacation experiences
it just, you know, they're getting the kids involved right there. They're doing it in their own home isolation and doing it in a way to sort of put it out there right so that other people, it could lift other people's spirits. Oh, it's so nice seeing that,
you know, there are people that are putting on their magic bands. Ah, which air You know, the things that people wear when they're down in the parks to get them on the rides or to get, you know, in their hotel rooms and Then there were people that had printed out the magic band symbol and put it on their door and just hung up there. But you know that they can feel like they were doing it or, you know, you have the parents that air, you know, putting their kids in like laundry baskets and then on their big screen TV watching, you know, Splash Mountain and making it seem like they're there and then, like spring them, you know, with a Mr off water. That's really cute to see if you
know it's nice to see that disease getting into spirit because they're seeing these things as well, because it's it's showing up on all these Disney sites. So busy seeing this and they're releasing these little things that
they've never released before. They've never released
so that you could really you know, end of that right Magic. Get through the
crash so you can make your, you know, your euro. And now you can make your dole whip and in front. And we did
find the ice cream bars. Where
Those were actually a target target had the Mickey Ice Cream Bar and the Mickey ice
cream sandwich. So that's another
show and that they had started releasing that when Mickey's 90th birthday, you could find them in in select stores and stuff. So that kind
of now we just need turkey legs. I need to work on the turkey legs. Disney. If you're listening, we need the recipe for turkey legs. All right. Next up, we have illuminations tell us
about this is Disneyland Paris's version of illuminations. So obviously the parks have been closed. Obviously, there were, You know, thousands of families that were, you know, weren't able to go on vacation. But one of the things that, um, Disney Disneyland Paris did was the other night. They did a live stream of their illumination show. Now it is still available online. If you go to facebook dot com, I believe it's Disneyland Paris. There's a link that will post later on. It's a 20 minute show, and basically it's, um, uh, kind of like the, um, the productive projection show that they do on the castle in the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. So it's kind of the same type of thing, but with fireworks going off, you know, different kind of music uh, but what's kind of funny is all of the spoken word, and everything is in French expected when in Rome, Right? Exactly. So if you need to catch up, you know, touch upon your French if you're, you know, in school and taking friend she was Ah, you know, so totally different music than you know we're used to. So that might be something Maybe for us to watch tonight altogether, you know, because it's something we've never seen, like
an exotic version of disease,
Right? Right. And that's the thing a lot of people are. You know, like we're saying, you know, you go on YouTube and you have all these great versions of these rides that you can, you know you can experience. And now you know some of the different shows, too. So that's cool. Yeah,
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s o again, as we've been mentioning all these different live stream you know, shows or are popping up all over the place. Um, so it seems that ah, in previous weeks, they had done, um, some reunion shows with the cast of Frasier, Desperate Housewives Taxi and this is us. So now this coming week, they have a whole schedule of each day. A different cast. Ah, will be getting together. So Sunday on NBC, they're actually going to be re, um ah. Showing Jesus Christ superstar the live production that they had done. Um, I don't even remember. What about a year ago. Maybe so Sunday at two o'clock, 2 p.m. Eastern time. They're going to be doing a re union. Um, with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Brandon Vics, Victor Dixon, Alice Cooper, Jason Tam and Norm Lewis, who were all part of the cast. Eso They'll be doing that before?
I wasn't Alice Cooper.
Yeah, he was
deeply Satan in it, but I
don't know. He I didn't actually watch it When? When it came out s so that will be on Sunday. Then on Tuesday at 8 p.m. They're gonna be doing a Glee cast re union, which will be with Darren Criss, Matt Morrison, Jane Lynch Ah, Chris Coffer, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale. Jenna, uh, hush quits so that I was kind of like Okay, that's kind of cool. Haven't seen them all together. So
this is just a read through or is this just a It's just
an interview like, Hey, how you guys do in, you know, like, kind of getting because
I know we talked last week about the nanny through the
read through. I didn't watch some of that, and that was actually kind of interesting because they had not toe get off of this. But they actually had the woman that recorded this song. She did the song and then they had the producer. So he was kind of reading through like and Fran walks through the door and it added on on. And then they were actually showing excerpts of the original episode. And then they break through the different characters, you know, that we're at it was everybody that was in the show. So it was interesting toe to see that. So I don't think this is gonna be, you know, like that. I think it's gonna beam or of
where has everybody do it has everybody holding
up, you know, let's share some memories about, you know, the show s O Tuesday is glee. Then Wednesday is an SC TV cast member Get together, um, which will include Eugene Levy, Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short. So that'll be probably hysterical because, you know, they're all you know, hysterical on their own. So I can't imagine all of them together. And then Friday, Another favorite show of mine is Zoey's extraordinary playlist, and it'll be the basically almost the whole cast. Uh, along with the creator and executive producer and the choreographer of the show, will be doing on on Friday. All of them it are are at 8 p.m. Eastern time, except for the Sunday which is that two o'clock for the Jesus Christ superstar? Um, so because the better, But, you know, kind of cool that they're they're doing this. This is kind of along the lines of, um, again, as we had mentioned, you know, Wizard World. One of the conventions that we go to They've been doing these little online sessions. Eso last weekend. It was a bunch of cast members from once upon a time earlier in the week, it was a bunch of cast members from Supernatural. Today, at 12 O'clock Pacific Times of three Eastern time, they'll be doing a bunch of cast members from Buffy and Angel. So it's kind of cool. And I know that there's another convention, uh, comic con that's doing like it's called like home con, um, But some of their things you actually do have to pay for, you know, because they're trying to raise money for, you know, well, actually, for donations, it's all going towards various funds or whatever. So it's nice to see again that there are these options for people you know, like, OK, I've gone through everything on Netflix or, you know, I don't want to watch this. Here's, you know, something where you can actually like have live interaction.
Well, you know, it's interesting because we had talked briefly about, um, what the fall lineup is looking like, right and the struggles that the networks air having. And ah, and I wonder if this is a trend in the direction of what we're going to see and fall programming, where you cannot bring these people right into studio to do these things, kind of like we saw back in the what to thousands and writer straight when you went up with, although
that was about it all. All the reality show and the one article we didn't include, you know, in this week's thing, but we can touch briefly on it is all the summer shows all like on CBS They do. Big Brother. They're not gonna have Big Brother this year because of everything going on. NBC had 85 hours of Olympic coverage that was going to be happening this summer gone. So now what did they show? And then usually starting May timeframe is when the fall shows actually go back into production. So not only are you talking about all the summer, you know, reality shows that that pop up or whatever that they can't do anything with. But how's it gonna affect, you know, the fall coverage going, you know, forward. I know tonight the Saturday Night Live is supposed to be doing something, and it's basically everybody's at home. So it will be kind of interesting to see, you know, is
that kind of are you pull that sort of thing,
right? Right, you know, But that's, you know, that's a sketch comedy thing. You know, that's a little bit different than you know. Your drama shows. And so you know, it's
a situation undoubtedly is tragic, especially with the death toll that we're seeing, and everyone is clamoring to find sort of a silver lining doing. And there's little things here and there. You know, the the positive impact on the environment, the cut down of traffic and pollution and all that stuff, that's all. It's all one thing, maybe the one thing from an entertainment perspective that it comes out of this. It's a positive is it might be the death knell for reality TV, which I think I think was the absolute worst thing that happened on television. Yeah, Yeah. Was reality TV. So maybe this will be the final nail in the coffin, maybe. Poor pun, but right. Uh, maybe this will. This will show people that script it, you know, I don't know. Remote produced, right, uh,
through the talk. Showy type thing is more. You know,
you and I will say that there's been across the podcast industry. There's been a boom and podcast at this point in time because this is the one industry that was positioned perfectly to handle this type of isolation. And there's been an uptick in the number. Now there's certain podcast that people would watch on their commute that obviously aren't getting that kind of face time anymore, right? Right. But there is a town of more people that are looking for new content that are burning through all of your streaming content already. And And the content that's out there that you can stream is is there's a finite supply of it. Yeah, you're not getting it produced a this point. So the content that's being produced is is going to be stuff that Yeah, that can be filled by podcasting. I mean, you look at your talk shows now. Your talk shows were really just, you know, broadcast quality podcast,
Right? Right, Really, is.
There's not much difference there. And I think in seeing that and seeing what the networks are doing now and realizing that that podcast networks like ours and so many others out there have been producing this kind of content for years now, right? It gives a certain level of credibility to the broadcast industry. So there's a lot of options out there when it comes to podcast, not just ours, But you know, just about anything that you're interested in. You can get on a podcast at this point, so it might be a very good chance to you go out there and find some some content out there that you may have never seen before,
Especially when the fall season starts and there's a glut of content out there for Yeah, that works. So, uh, tell us about the new AMC.
So it was funny. Ah, Jeffrey, Dean Morgan had actually posted it on his instagram, and I thought it was a joke. I think it was really a show cause, you know, nowadays, you know, again, you don't know what's real and what's not. So it seems that he, you know, being somebody that kind of knows how to deal with the zombie apocalypse is now turning his attention to a new AMC chat show. So Jeffrey Dean Morgan and his wife, Hillary Burton Morgan, who actually start on one Tree Hill, will host a Friday night show called In With the Morgans. It will be a weekly half hour video chat based Siri's, um, that'll be, you know, filmed in there upstate New York farm house. Um, it'll actually be launching this Friday at 10 p.m. And they'll have various guests. Ah, so we'll have a couple of different guests of from the walking dead, um, some stars from the league, even supernatural, Um, and then some co stars from one tree hill. Um, and they'll supposed to have a local physician on a CZ? Well, and basically, they're gonna, you know, kind of talk about how everybody should, you know, You know how everybody's doing, Howard, how to get through the quarantine and the pandemic and different things and just kind of like, Okay, we're all going through this together, you know? What are you doing to cope with it? You know, so, you know, kind of interesting. You know, take, uh and you know, so, you know, they said that, you know that they've both been part of the AMC family for a long time, and they were actually kind of honored to create this, you know, comforting space tow. You know, toe, have everybody kind of come in and visit with them, you know, so this means very cool, you know? So it was funny, because when we've been cause we're fans of the walking dead and talking dead. And so the last couple of weeks of talking dead, you know, they've had various, you know, cast members in their home and everything, and everybody comments. Oh, this is what you know, your house looks like I never saw it before. And when you happen to be on a video call this past week with some of your co workers, I heard you guys, eh? That's what you're Oh, yeah. This is all my Star Wars stuff in the back. And here's my cat, and yeah, it's kind of cute. kind of in that together.
Haven't watched. What was it? Well, that this past week of talking better if the week before we, you know, got a look inside Jeffrey Dean Morgan, farmhouse. And, you know, you've got a beautiful fireplace background, you know, very well appointed. Yeah, Nice. I'm curious if that's where they're going to set up the shot. Probably
somewhere, you know, in that area.
I've noticed, You know, I don't watch the talk shows. They have him on the TV, in the cafeteria, in the office because I'm still going into the office. And ah, a lot of those types of comments happen on these talk shows. You know, they were talking. I think it was live with Kelly and Ryan and they had a guest online, and they were commenting about Oh, you know, this isn't really what this room usually looks like for this. For the interview here, I write. I changed my background for that. Conscious about the sets that they're working with so that they were doing a little production design of which I thought was kind of interesting. Well, we kind of did the same thing with
Begin your me my own little background. You're haunted. Mansion backdrop there, right? Right. I used to have a Star Wars and we step a soldier's backdrop there. But I arranged things right. Maybe I'll be inspired to put a backdrop.
There you go. There you go.
Ah, so moving on from zombies. Let's talk about Dracula's Castle
so horror fans can now virtually to virtually tour Dracula's castle in Transylvania while you're at home. So obviously nobody's traveling anywhere or going anyplace, and everything is kind of, um, you know, being done virtually so now you can search under Google maps and look at Bram Castle, which is the inspiration for it was the castle that was used in the inspiration for the story. Dracula. Um, so you know, it's it's, you know, the castle, actually, you know, has very little to do with glad you know, the Impaler. So it's not his castle, but it's the one that Bram Stoker actually kind of used in his descriptions of the castle and stuff. Um, and you know, Google has, you know, Google Maps. Now you can, you know, go to all these these lovely places. Ah, that you've never been able to go to and you don't need a passport. And this happens to be, you know, another one. Um, that's kind of cool. Thio, look through. So thanks to Google for, you know, putting ah, these out there for us to to go and take our little virtual Ah, vacation. So if you've never seen it before and and want to get some, you know, interesting views of it, um, you can search it, Ana Google Maps.
Very cool. You know, it's funny you mention this. I'm actually working on a project at work to do a virtual tour of one of our facilities down the Maryland. We have a new vice president of sales at our company, and he wanted to take all the new sales people down to Maryland, But we're about 2.5 hours our office from Maryland, and he took the 1st 2 down. Absolutely. Like I did hated the drive because it's a terrible draught. And he said, All right, well, just take a whole bunch of pictures on the showing pictures of it, and I went to my marketing department When they asked me where to store those pictures, I said, Well, I could. I could kind of one up here there and said, I've got a 360 camera I said, You know, there's technology out there that allows you to go through and take all those pictures and then it It weaves those together. So you convert Chua Li walk them through on. It's a technology that real estate agents have been using for years now to create virtual tours of houses. So opening my big mouth and volunteering that I've now been volunteered to go down there when all this crisis is over, take all the footage and produce a 360 virtual walkthrough of our Maryland facility. So nice I have to imagine that the Dracula's castle was done similar to that. Yeah, yeah, so Ah, but that was what we had for entertainment
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insights into insightful pics of something around S. So, um, I'm going to be talking about a Netflix show. Um, it is called the stranger, Um, and it kind of satisfies my British drama, uh, taste buds s So it is a British thriller series on Netflix. It is eight episodes long, Um, so it's a web of secrets that basically just starts unraveling eyes. Really? What? It's what it's about. It's actually based on a novel called The Stranger. There are some
actual song called
No, Not the Song. There's one of the articles that I read talks about that in the show. There's a lot more characters that they kind of added, um, that are in the novel, but for the most part, it kind of follows it along. So Basically, the Steris begins with a stranger who approaches, um, this father of two at his son soccer game and basically tells him that his wife has faked her pregnancy, faked a pregnancy and a miscarriage, and that kind of sends it all, you know, he confronts his wife, and then you find out, you know, there's all these other secrets. So one secret, you know, turns to another, turns to another, and you kind of find out, you know, all these different characters, how they're intertwined, You know, um, you know, is this one related to this one? Or this one knows this one or this one works with this one. This one's a friend of this one. And there's all these different secrets that are out there. Um and, you know, at the end, you know, the the ending of it is definitely not what you were expecting. It, um, you know, to be, um But I was intrigued, and I finished it. You know, in less than a week, each episode is about 45 minutes long. Um, so you know it. If you're into the mystery, you know who done it type thing. Um, you know, some of the British language. It was kind of like, huh? What was that? What they mean by you know, the British slang of different things. But all in all, a very good Siri's, you know, highly recommended. If you're, you know, into the thriller. You know, mystery ah type genre.
Okay, who'll pick? Thank you. So my pick this week is one that I just watched yesterday on Ah, Amazon Prime Video. Ah, the Arrow, not starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in 18 62 pioneering meteorologist James Glass here, Galicia teams up with Deer Devil Balloon pilot Amelia Rennie to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air as the ascent becomes flight for survival. And this is based on a true story and from the little bit of research they did, it's actually fairly accurate to the okay to the historical accounts. Um, it's you would think it's kind of hard to make a movie interesting about people sitting in a basket of a balloon. Um, it's
I guess they did, huh?
It starts off, like at the time of the flight, but as they progress through the flight, you see the story unfold in the form of flashbacks. Flashbacks to, ah, glass year. As he's trying to pitch his idea to the royal society in London of being able to predict the weather, which, you know, you even see that today. And it's kind of laughable, right? Right when you could be wrong, 30% of the time and still can't do your job. Right. But at the time in the 18 hundreds, that was pure fiction. I mean, that's like Jules Verne controlling the weather type stuff. So they laughed him off the stage, Um, with his ideas and he couldn't get the funding forward. He couldn't get the material for it, Um, and eventually welled up, seeking an alternative to try to prove his theories out. Okay, um, that alternative happen to be Amelia Renee, who in the movie is portrayed by Felicity Jones. She is the widow of a balloon pioneer. Now, the time they were using hydrogen in their balloons, these weren't hot air balloons and her husband winds up dying in a flight where the two of them are, their balloon rips and he basically you learn later on sacrifices himself to save her s. So she's emotionally Tauron about going up in this balloon again and and initially she agrees to it, and then she she sort of flowers on it. And and there's a There's kind of a touching story of motivation that finally convinces her to be a part of this thing and a CZ. The two of them take this journey together. The one thing I think that stood out more than anything was the cinematography of the movie itself. Um, you you feel like you're up in a balloon with them. You know, there's a storm they go through, you know, these They've reached heights of over 30,000 feet and the realism of what the conditions are up there and the frostbite and, um, the action. I mean, you really I didn't expect there to be action balloon at 30,000 feet, but I was very pleasantly surprised at this. It was very well done. And I have to say Felicity Jones really stole the show on this one. She was the center of attention for this whole thing and did a fantastic job. Fell in love with her than actress in Rwandan, and she's impressed me very much. Um, is she carried the whole movie? Really? Okay, um, and and the other thing being a historical, um, fictional account, the one thing that always impresses me is when you can preserve the period. Look of everything. Um, there There's a scene where they're running through the streets of London and it's a single cut scene where they they have this this you little boy running through and it's it's not a key to the movie itself, but it shows the attention to detail as he runs several blocks in this uncut scene and it gives you that feel of 18 sixties London or you don't see modern technology gas lamps on the street. You see period carriages and you see the horse and you see all this stuff and it sells the movie right at the beginning of the movie. It sells that time period. Okay. And as you go through, you look at the equipment that using the balloon and the material the balloons made from and they do a fantastic job of capturing an accurate representation of that time frame. Eso Very good movie. I recommend it, uh, the arrow not streaming now on Amazon Prime. Very cool. And we will come back with plugs, I guess. Sure. So that was what we have for this week before we go. It's worth noting that our audio and video podcasts are available or audio pockets you confined as insights in the entertainment video. You could find us insights into things these air available on Apple podcast Spotify, Google podcast stitcher I heart radio tune in overcast Castro and pretty much every major podcast out there. Yep, we stream live five days a week on twitch twitch dot tv slash insights and the things
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